- Dante Alighieri, 1265–1321, Italian poet: author of the Divine Comedy.
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Because Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years, about the dangers he may face.The NY Police Union’s Vile War with Mayor De Blasio
December 21, 2014
Grenier speaks about his favorite writers, from Dante to Fitzgerald, as if they are his best friends.This Week’s Hot Reads: October 27, 2014
October 27, 2014
Sorry Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, and Erasmus you must have been just a bad dream.Deconstructing David Brat’s ‘Scholarship’
June 12, 2014
He said it was a scene that only Dante could have described.The Deadly Trap Behind D-Day’s Beaches
June 5, 2014
Like Dante through the circles of hell, Jep has always closely observed and recorded the lives of fools and sinners and frauds.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’
November 18, 2013
On a pedestal beneath the window was placed a marble bust of Dante.Night and Morning, Complete
Homer and Shakespeare, Goethe and Dante are clearly not of it.Mountain Meditations
The sermon concluded with a passage from Dante in the original.The Christian
Longfellow had called upon him whilst he was painting the Dante's Dream.
Giotto's portrait represents Dante at the age of twenty-seven.
- full name Dante Alighieri (Italian aliˈɡjɛːri). 1265–1321, Italian poet famous for La Divina Commedia (?1309–?1320), an allegorical account of his journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, guided by Virgil and his idealized love Beatrice. His other works include La Vita Nuova (?1292), in which he celebrates his love for Beatrice
Word Origin and History for dante
masc. proper name, most modern uses outside Italy ultimately are in reference to Dante Alighieri (c.1265-1321), the great poet; the name is a shortening of Latin Durante, from durare "harden, endure" (see endure).
An Italian poet of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; his full name was Dante Alighieri. Dante is remembered for his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, an epic about hell, purgatory, and heaven. The Divine Comedy was written as a memorial to Beatrice, a woman whom Dante loved and who died at an early age.